Trial Attorney

Allstate Insurance Company   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance

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Less than 5 years

Posted 47 days ago

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Competencies

Leadership Principles: We Continuously Get Better

Leadership Principles: We Develop Each Other

Leadership Principles: We Drive Results

Leadership Principles: We Win Together

Leadership Principles: We’re Here to Serve

Leadership Principles: We’re Transparent

Responsibilities

Responsibilities continued

Common Responsibilities: The following responsibilities are common to the Law and Regulation Department for Band C2 Associate Counsel

The Trial Attorney will:
Represent insured’s of Allstate and the Company in the defense of low to moderate to exposure bodily injury and Property damage law suits. Assess liability and damages and develop defenses to allegations and/or pursuit of Subrogation for a successful resolution of cases.

• Effectively negotiate settlements including all aspects of liability and damages
• Attend hearings and conduct trials
• Argue motions; take effective depositions of lay and expert witnesses
• Consult with clients, opposing counsel and the judiciary
• Coordinate the case handling with claims personnel
• Complete necessary system documentation
• Assist other attorneys in resolving calendar conflicts

  • Legal Advice and Counseling
    • Perform due diligence; gather all relevant facts and documents
    • Research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority; identify legal issues
    • Monitor and review new laws, regulations, and case law; identify and summarize relevant issues; Collaborate with other areas of L&R department; Proactively provide advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business
    • Provide advice and/or legal approval related to company documents, policy, practices, and procedures
    • Perform work with oversight from a more senior attorney
  • Drafting and Negotiation
    • Draft, review and / or negotiate basic matters and agreements
    • Draft and / or review routine correspondence and communications
  • Business Knowledge and Acumen
    • Respond to customer inquiries
    • Gather facts from client to understand goals and objectives client intends to achieve from intended action
    • Work with business colleagues to develop and implement change
  • Project Management
    • Manage projects including development of meeting materials, and coordination with senior management
  • Interpersonal/Communication
    • Participate in relevant external industry groups

Job Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

  • Core Competencies
    • Skills/abilities/experiences in the following areas: legal knowledge, business knowledge, issue management, analytical skills, influencing others (inside and outside the company), coaching and development, self-development, and productivity
  • Other Requisites
      • Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of California State Bar
        Minimum 1-2 years, and up to five years Insurance Defense, Subrogation and/or Personal Injury litigation experience
        • Trial and/or Arbitration experience is preferred, with flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include SIU, PIP, UM and Subrogation.
        • No Fault and/or SIU experience is a plus.
        • Computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office, Lexis, and the internet
        • Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by an attorney Lead Counsel
        • Must be able to handle a large caseload
        • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc. Will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.
        • Ability to travel
        • Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled. Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops.
        • Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints
        • Turning and twisting at work
        • Driving at least 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities being covered, court, doctors’ depositions, discovery depositions, and case evaluations, etc.
        • Sitting for pro-longed periods of time en route to court, in court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.
        • Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition and facilitations, etc.
        • Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc. These materials are printed for some proceedings.

JOB #: 115187-en_US